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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am PST
>> hinojosa: in 1977, his parents left india to give him a better life. 30 years later, he moved back and found himself witnessing the greatest transformation in the country's 2,000-year history. new york times columnist and author of indiacalling, anand giridharadas. i'm maria hinojosa. this is one-on-one. >> hinojosa: anand giridharadas, it's great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> hinojosa: so how'd i do with the name, all right? >> yeah, very well. >> hinojosa: because it's an... >> that was like top two percent. >> hinojosa: now, when you were growing up in ohio... ok, so this is a couple of years ago, you're growing up in ohio. you're born there, from indian parents, and they looked at your name and what did they do? >> they often asked if there was anything else they could call us, and my... one of the ways that my family, my parents, thought of coming back against this was when these telemarketers called and asked us, you know, to spell our name. someone gave us the idea of spelling each letter using a disease, so we'd say, "g for gastroenteritis," "i for intestin
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> britain is one of the largest investors in india. i think the basis for that special relationship is there. >> back in town, hugo chavez announces his plans for the future of the country after cancer surgery. london fashion week is now in full swing. we will be seeing what is in this year. hello, welcome. david cameron says that the u.k. can forge one of the great partnerships of the 21st century with india. this is his hope as he begins his trade mission. john joins us live from mumbai. there he is. what kind of a profile is this? >> david cameron is hoping that he would get a high-profile welcome to the gateway of india behind me. there hoping that this will be a huge increase in british trade. even the chief executive. david cameron has a clear mission, he wants to double the trade that takes place between britain and india but point to 15. that is what this is huge cast of characters already in talks with business groups throughout all sectors. from retail to banking, they are hoping to do some business while they're here. >> it is no more than two years since david cameron wa
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
at the event as well. >>> india is hostinghat organirs claim i the bgest air sh in asia. the trade fair is a chance for local defense and air space companies to prove their new technologies and for the indian government it's an opportunity to show off the rising strength of its armed forces. the air show kicked off wednesday. >> there's a lot of potential and needs of the the industry. >> much of india's naval and air force hardware dates back to the soviet era. >> we beliefn collaboration and with sfwer nationinternatio working together to make this country strong. >> new delhi has budgeted through march. observers say there's a risk that india's military expansion may alarm neighboring countries such as china and pakistan. >>> a woman in india is trying to use a traditional dance to bring people of different backgrounds together. she's started practicing this ancient art after she moved from india to japan. >> the dance is characterized by graceful movement. another feature is the postures. the dancers are said to look like moving statues. she has been dancing for 16 years in ind
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
, buenas noches para pausa ... y al volver y gutierrez con una entrevista a la india ... princesa de la salsa" deleito al publico local con un concierto esta noche celebrando el amor y la india, artista de trayectoria en el mundo de la musica ofrecio un concierto en la ciudad capital. la india nos hablo sobre la importancia que tiene este dia pues celebra 17 aÑos del momento en que celia cruz y su esposo pedro knight la bautizaron en la iglesia catolica. la india le dedico el concierto a celia cruz y a todo el publico de washington ... la india tambien compartio su idea de que es el amor, para ella el amor es puro. estoy muy de acuerdo con la india en su estoy muy de acuerdo con la india en su concepto del amor y lejos de cualquier rumor de la prensa, la india es una mujer muy dulce y accesible... vamos ahora con pedro biaggi, hola pedro buenas noches... pedro biaggi. el zol para para finalizar, atencion chicas, si quieren ganarse dos entradas para asistir al concierto de romeo este proximo 30 de marzo, noticias washington le invita a ganarse un par de entradas vip,
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
violence. >>> india is one of the economic giants of asia, but it's also an emerging military power and the world's largest importer of military equipment. neighboring countries are also racing to upgrade their armed forces, a trend that reflect the shifting balance of power in south asia. nhk world abhishek dhulia has more. >> reporter: the race among aerospace countries to win lucrative contracts is reaching new heights. at least week's aero india show, france was a prominent exhibitor. the order for french jets was worth more than $10 billion. u.s.-made fighter planes, israeli unmanned drones and japanese sea rescue flying boats also attended the event. >> there is heavy competition because the indian acquisition budget is large. we think our history and our performance speaks for itself, and we hope to be successful. >> i think, you know, india specifically is looking long term objectively where they want to be, 5, 10, 20 years from now. being an influence and regional power if you like for their aor, area of responsibility, and also be a global. >> reporter: russia is trying to
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
interview with the richest man in india, the second richest man in all of asia. mukesh ambani. why he's bullish on america. it was the first time television cameras were ever allowed in his extraordinary mansion in the sky. >>> then, everyone is worried about the arab spring. i talked to the leaders of five arab governments to get some answers. and a fascinating internal power struggle in iran and what it means. but first here's "my take." one of the great political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on liberal agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners.
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> with india's government clouded in corruption allegations, we'll speak to one of the country's wealthiest individuals and what it means for business. billionaire udai kotak joins us in 20 minutes' time. >>> plenty coming up including sony which is heading to the bill apple for a major on, national endowment. will the game console giant take the wraps off its rumored playstation? expert analysis at 11:20 cet. >>> and bhb bulletin has posted a steep fall in earnings for the first time in the year. the australian mining giant announced change at the top after the 43% drop in profit. we have more on this report from sydney. >> reporter: the surprise at bhp, billiton's ceo mariu marius kloppers announcement coming earlier than expected. >> coincided today with a weaker pricing environment. but two totally unrelated events. >> reporter: he will be replaced by andrew mckenzie, current head of bhp's middles division. he's well regarded in the industry and says don't expect a change in strategy. listen in. >> there's lots of things that are great about this company. i have no intention
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
the dark moments of his country's colonial rule over india. patchari raksawong has details. >> prime minister david cameron paid his respects at the scene of a notorious massacre that took place in 1919 when india was a british colony. the first serving british prime minister to visit the site, he labeled the incident deeply shameful. cameron has on a visit to india aimed at forming deeper economic ties. cameron laid a wreath at the memorial of the massacre in northern india. in april 1919, a group of british soldiers, without warning, opened fire on an unarmed crowd after a period of popular unrest. british reports said 379 people were killed and 1,200 wounded, but india's pro-und pen dense movement said the real death toll about was 1,000. many historians considered the massacre to be a turning point that undermined british rule, inspiring ghandi and the independence move tonight embark on a path of civil disobedience. on wednesday, cameron wrote in the visitor's book that the bloodshed was deeply shameful but he stopped short of making an apology. >> translator: we want
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
you. >> exposed -- the hidden scores of child abuse -- scourge of child abuse in india. how do you spend your lunch hour? a quick bite with friends? a sandwich at the desk? or a meal with all the trimmings? we have all the latest on the world of business. is the dreamliner keeping bosses at boeing awake? >> boeing desperately wants to see those dreamliners back in the air. they are still stuck on the tarmac. officials give us an update on the investigation. officials are likely to say we are still weeks away from sorting this out. >> it is midday here in london, 5:30 in london. year-longa, a investigation has revealed widespread drug abuse. it is a body blow to a sports- mad nation that has always prided itself on playing hard but fair. he australian crime commission alleges -- the australian crime commission alleges that the doping is being run by scientists, coaches, pharmacists, and is involved in organized crime. >> in a country that loves sports and hates cheats, it is the blackest day in australian sporting history. a country's crime commission and its anti-doping agency alle
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
tie the knot. and what happened to an orphanage in india, where kids have found a safe place, and meet the man behind it. srising religious oppression in the former soviet union. hello, i'm wendy griffith. citizens of the former soviet union face growing restrictions on their freedom. they reported that governments are closing more churches, finding and arresting their religious leaders, and destroying church literature. >> it has been a long road since the revolution that swept away atheist communism in eastern europe. today the wave of religious freedom that swept the region now seems to be receding. >> 20 years ago, when the soviet union fell apart and collapsed, when the berlin wall fell, everybody was sort of excited about all of the future possibilities. 20 years later, we're again talking about freedom. what happened? >> reporter: it might not be a return to the soviet era, but the signs are troubling. >> churches are being torched, crosses are being burned. there is a lot of anti-semitism, a lot of negative things appearing in the press about different organizations. so th
Feb 22, 2013 1:00am PST
the same. what i want to point out i look like i might be from india when i talk i sound like i'm from america. my parents are from india but i was born in america and i started this dance when i was 18. i was not a baby e. both charlotte and an drea did as well. charlotte at 15 years and joe airna and i 15 years. that's how we got in this program. we practiced very hard. very, very hard we practiced everyday and we have been been in india practicing 8 times where our teacher is from. yes. >> yes. >> well there are similarities all of southeast asia. we performed in bali with a group. it's a story from the [inaudible] and so the indian epiics actually the indian epiics for very common in cambodia and bali and thailand and there is a different aesthetic. all southeast asia and asia there are a lot of similarities. >> he is a male entity. he is not -- are you referring to the story? >> it's interesting you should say that. a unique indian concept is one of half male, half female. and that is -- unlike some dances the solo dancer portrays all of the parts in the story. you can portra
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
night at nine eastern on c-span, c-span radio and >> up next on india's foreign secretary ranjan mathai, yesterday he called the relationship between u.s. and india a 21st century partnership for peace, prosperity and progress. the secretary is here in washington through today for a series of meetings, including with secretary of state john kerry. it was the featured guest at the carnegie endowment for international peace. jessica mathews moderated the discussion. >> ladies and gentlemen, good morning. i'm jessica mathews, president of the carnegie endowment for international peace, and it's my pleasure to welcome you this morning to this conversation on the future of one of the most important relationships to the united states, u.s.-india relationship. we are honored to have with us our special guest, the secretary of india, ambassador ranjan mathai, who brings to this post a long and distinguished history of public service. he joined the indian foreign service in 1974, and since then has served in capitals all over the world from iran to tel aviv, and as recent as ambass
Feb 14, 2013 5:30am PST
guard, they are learning. >> the french president is in india to sign a civil and military deals worth tens of billions of dollars. friends of hollande -- hollande meets all he can get. >> it is the french president's first visit to asia since taking office last year and reduce traveling with a very important delegation including its foreign and defense ministers. there's a sizable military deal at stake behind the diplomatic rhetoric. >> the biggest democracy in the world, a country which is in development. [indiscernible] >> along with big business networking, what is this trip really about? this fighter jet costs $65 million each. and president is in india to discuss the sale of 126 of them. the deal is worth about $12 billion. the indians liked it because it's able to perform a variety of missions and it has proved itself in combat in libya and in mali, launching strikes against rebel. rebel it is nuclear-capable, meaning it's able to carry nuclear bombs. it can be adapted to land or aircraft carriers. alice say india is on a massive military modernization drive. -- analysts say. >
Feb 8, 2013 6:30pm EST
take place this weekend in india during a pilgrimage for one of the world's great religions. it is a feast for the eyes and millions of pilgrims have already arrived. a sea of humanity on india's ganges river. we've waited 12 years for this festival to come around again so we sent holly williams to witness the spectacle. >> reporter: from every corner of india and by every conceivable mode of transport pilgrims are making their way to prayag, the holiest place in the hindu world for the biggest celebration on the hindu calendar, the maha kumbh mela held only once every 12 years. born by their shared faith, they come here to purify themselves by bathing in the ganges, the river that nurtured india's 5 civilization. om kumar is a wheat farmer from central india who told us he walked 300 miles to get here. why did you come from so far away? he made the journey, he said, because the water has special power. for hindus, the ganges suzuki a sacred river and they believe that bathing here during the kumbh mela will wash away their signs. the pilgrims have set up camp in a sprawling city of
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
security guards found her, in like in india, where there is a huge public outcry. sexual offenses in south africa often go unnoticed. but her rape and murder has people talking, saying that this sort of thing has to stop. al jazeera, south africa. >> the case has sparked outrage across south africa. the sheer number of cases means that many rapes often go unreported. one in four south african women or girls is raped, with an attack taking place every four minutes. there are more than 60,000 rapes reported every year in a country of 50 million people. the real figure is much higher. joining me now vast get from johannesburg, the chief executive of the antirape group. why do think there is but in over this particular case -- there is been such an outcry over this particular case? >> i think south africans have had enough. enough is enough. the brutality of the case is another reason. i think people around the world are finding their voices through the arab spring, occupy wall street, and all the austerity measures. i think people are taking the power back and they have had enough. >> t
Feb 5, 2013 7:30am EST
. >>> japan has agreed to provide india's steel industry with energy saving technology. output is expected to jump five-fold by 2050 but energy conservation is a pressing issue because the industry is heavily dependent on fuel oil as well as electric power. the agreement came after a meeting in tokyo. it was tended by government and industry officials from the two countries. the technological know-how to be provided to india provides, among other things, how to convert heat and gas from steel mills into electric power. >> we hope that in the time to come we'll be second largest steel producer of the world. with this expansion, capacity is in mind, we do require better technologies, efficient technologies. we are assured with the discretion with exports, we will be able to find the right technologies for india. >> under the accord, japan will also send experts to india to help build energy-saving facilities. >>> that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's get you a check of the markets. >>> residents of beijing have woken up for much of the past month under a dome of smog. t
Feb 26, 2013 5:30am PST
the kings in egypt killed 19 people. a look at the world's largest train network as india announces a big investment to improve its railways. ♪ >> how greater thanrapper from taiwan called dog g is trying to stop the government from putting down straight pets. the parliamentary election that was supposed to bring political and economic stability to italy has been quite the opposite. preliminary results show there is no clear winner. equally unclear is how bitter rivals will be able to come together to lead the country. former prime minister silvio berlusconi made a sort of a comeback at may secure the upper house. according to his latest results, his main rival has managed to win a majority in the lower house. and beppe grillo, a comedian turned politician, appears to be riding a wave of protest votes. what happens next? the only solution appears to be some sort of coalition. the outgoing prime minister, his coalition trailed for the and the vote, said the common ground must be found. >> it is too early to consider any solution, nor does arrest upon me to find one. but right now i
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
russia's intention but the move doesn't seem designed to coincide with chinese activity. >>> india's defense minister has voiced his concern over china's recent acquisition of control over a strategically important port in pakistan. his remarks came a week after pakistan's announcement that it would change the management of its southwestern part of gwadar to a chinese state-run firm. the transfer is a matter of concern for india. the port was built with chinese assistance and opened in 2007. it's situated near the strait of hormuz, a key oil shipping lane from the middle east. china has been helping india's other neighbors, particularly myanmar and sri lanka to construct and maintain port facilities. >> i can say it is a matter of concern to us. >> india is wary that china may be trying to increase its influence in the indian ocean, following similar efforts in the south china sea. >>> south korea's next leader has called politicians together to come up with a strategy to deal with with north korea. military leaders in pyongyang have threatened to carry out another nuclear test. >> t
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am EST
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am EST
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
." actions have already been held in afghanistan, indonesia, nepal, india, australia, new zealand, sudan and more. here are the voices of some of those who danced in the philippines. >> in an action that can free women and bring us together. when you think of women being raped or beaten [indiscernible] the form of dance is breaking free from that oppression openly. >> more than 1 billion women are expressing the views and we cannot just let it pass. that is why we want this day to mark an end to violence against women. >> among those to voice solidarity with 1 billion rising is anoushka shankar, the daughter of the legendary sitar player ravi shankar. she told her own story. >> as a child a separate sexual and the most all of these for several years at the hand of a man by parents trusted implicitly. growing up, i suffered various forms of groping, touching, verbal abuse and those were things i did not know how to deal with, did not know i could change. as a woman, i find i am frequently living in fear, afraid to walk alone at night, afraid to answer a man who asks for the time, afraid i
Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
the release of an imprisoned american. >> woodruff: fred de sam lazaro reports on india's push to account for hundreds of millions of its citizens by issuing government identity cards. >> we still have a large number of residents much india who don't have a birth certificate or any other form of official i.d., but now with the highly mobile and aspirational society, you need some kind of an i.d. >> suarez: we talk with reporter steven brill about his time magazine cover story on why medical bills are so high. >> woodruff: and on the daily download, christina bellantoni examines white house efforts to circumvent the press through technology. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporat
Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
it's always been viewed in afghanistan-pakistan india and circles and that is has a pakistani supported rebellion in afghanistan against the tajik uzbek and islamic republic of afghanistan was significant links in new delhi and tehran and only a fig leaf of pashtun representation in the form of hamid karzai who is completely mistrusted in pakistan and too cozy with india. that point i don't think it's yet resonated in the west and has not resonated yet several states down this government. i think there is a grudging and slowly evolving understanding but not yet one that puts us in a policy frame of mind to address the subsequent points. the second is again to state that with bin laden dead the critical mass of al qaeda score in western pakistan is eliminated and compromise the essential dynamics in afghanistan are those with international import. fundamentally the one at that afghanistan is a proxy war between nations that have fought each other in shooting wars and several other martial conflicts and 1947 and these are layered on top of the cleavages and i afghanistan and the
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
against a culture of rape. holy williams in india with the protests rocking the world's largest democracy. >> how did you have the courage to speak out? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we could only imagine what los angeles police officers and their families were going through as they were being targeted by a fired cop out for revenge. well, today we found out as they told their stories. the former officer, christopher dorner, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound one week tonight, his body recovered from the ruins of a burned-out cabin in san bernadino where he holed up. over ten days dorner allegedly killed four people including two law enforcement officers. he was prepared to kill more. john miller spoke to two of them. >> i got the phone call. and the first thing i did was call and get ahold of the kids to find out where they all were. >> reporter: captain phil tingirides and his wife were on christopher dorner's hit list published on his facebook page. captain tingirides was on the board that fired dorner for fal
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
raise the question regarding for the first time pakistani second strike capability against india, which would certainly complicate the south asian complex. escalation and risk proclivity in the middle east are far higher than they ever were between the two superpowers, but i think the main problem is command-and-control. we have to address the question of how command and control of nuclear weapons influences deterrents. first of all, questions of custody. in the united states, it is accepted that military people who have access to nuclear weapons go through some sort of security clearance. we trust then. this is the way that most of the western countries -- israel certainly has betting procedures, but most of the countries in the middle east, you will not provide nuclear weapons to anyone who is not your tribesmen, your cousin, so in other words, there will be a concentration of capabilities -- book delivery capabilities and r&d. the authority of small groups -- can anyone imagine an american- style football or american-style authorization process in a country where you have a su
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm EST
and travels to india to drum up business. in the sky is the limit tonight's big dream series. jessica is overcoming obstacles with amazing passion for life. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also or around the globe. president hugo chavez is back in venezuela. ,ith a message on twitter today his supporters stage celebrations on the streets. havingbeen in cuba cancer surgery. it is the role he will play in caracas that is under question. >> outside the hospital where hugo chavez is being treated, supporters are celebrating. after two months of treatment in is comingommandante back. >> i asked my god to heal him. he will come out of this because he is a fighter. that we havesaid arrived back in the land of venezuela. thank you, lord. we will continue our treatment here. it was characteristically bombastic. onwards to victory. we will live and overcome. it was unclear whether or not he actually tweeted that. his condition remains a mystery. on state tv they applauded his return, but failed to mention his health. journalists try to find out more. this journalist w
Feb 5, 2013 1:35am PST
forgiveness. he can no longer eat with his family. he must now travel back to india to perform his penance. >> was it intentional? no. but it's gross negligence. >> reporter: the airlines, which regularly caters to hindu travelers from india, has a responsibility to label their food. >> when you have somebody so concerned and they say i can't do this for religious or moral purposes, then accept that. >> reporter: he wants them to label their in-flight food so this will never happen again. the airlines will only say they have been in contact with the passenger. they offered him 2,000 miles. it will take more than 95,000 to get back to india. >>> a man opened his door about 8 this morning to find his neighbor standing there, covering in blood, holding a knife. she told him she had just killed someone. police then found the woman's mother dead inside the home that she and her daughter shared. 59-year-old nancy framzin apparently killed in her bedroom in what police are calling a, quote, bloody crime scene. the daughter, nancy framzin, is in jail tonight, charged in murder. >>> police have yet
Feb 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
southern india.% two blasts hit a crowded shopping area. police said the bombs were left on bicycles close to a restaurant and a bus station. >> there have been no claims of responsibility, but the regional head of government said the attacks were clearly aimed at stoking tensions between the city's hindus and muslims. >> pressure was high as the indian parliament kicked off its new session on thursday. the government is expected to introduce a new austerity budget that the country's unions do not like one bit. >> unions have condemned the measures as discriminatory against the poor. four out protesting -- they were out protesting to get the government to create more jobs. >> many streets in india were empty on thursday as people again walked off the job. employers estimate the strike will cost billions. production here stock. the company gave workers the day off to avoid unrest. discontent is growing in india. the country faces surging inflation, and growth has slowed to 5%. unions want to talk to the government about its reforms. >> we are taking part in the nationwide strike. but
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
the bail stage. thank you for coming in. a quick look at other news around the world. in india, two bicycle bombs exploded. the bwtwo bombs exploded outside erabad -- they have been on alert after the execution of a man behind an attack in 2001. forice investigate a plan to an attack bigger than the one in 2005. the men were found discussing the attacks, saying it would be another 9/11. two people were killed in a passing taxi, as shots were fired from a sports car, crashing into a taxi that caused a fireball that killed the taxi driver and passenger. new plans to enrich uranium in iran, and there may have been explosive tests on nuclear weapons. talks continue next week. in syria, a bomb went off in damascus, killing 53 and wounding more. this is after three straight days of attacks as the syrian -- >> another her india's -- another in this bomb attacks -- horrendous bomb attack. it is not clear if this was the actual target as the explosion hit a busy intersection near a school and hospital, wrecking minicars and setting them on fire. state media blame the outrage on western-backe
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
. al jazeera, at the united nations. >> india is failing to protect children from sexual abuse. human rights watch has released the details of the report which shows abuse is rampant in schools and children's homes. the report finds more than 7200 children are raped every year. police and doctors also routinely mistreat and humiliate victim's. this along with shame and a social stigma stops people from taking further action against abusers. last year the government passed a law making it a crime to inflict any form of sexual abuse on a child, but it admits implementation remains poor. little will change unless social attitudes also change. a representative from a social change group is joining us. >> even getting this law was not easy. i'm glad the law has passed, but it does require a lot of coordination, public action, public outreach, and the working with the government and institutions. it also requires greater investment in protecting children. i do hopw it picks up pace. at the moment, themood is there, but everybody has to do more. -- at the moment, the mood is there. there's a
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
stability. >> to india now and the most closely watched trial in decades. a special court has started hearing testimony in the trial of five men charged with the fatal gang rape of a young medical student. the first to testify -- the victim's male friend, who was also attacked. >> five suspects have been indicted on charges including gang rape and murder. brutal attack set off a nationwide protest about india's treatment of women and has spurred protests -- has spurred india to take a look at a loss. >> the case is being tried before a special fast-track court. the first witness was the male friend of the woman who was attacked with her on the bus and suffered severe injuries. the defense lawyer said his client had provided full identification of all five accused. the bus inside the lock up and various belongings. members of the victim's family spoke to the media. her brother says they are counting on the court impose and nothing less than the death penalty. >> we are not interested in the recommendations of the justice committee. we are only concerned about our case, and we want them
Feb 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
against women. the day had particular resonance in india where the gang rape and murder of a young medical student in december sparked national debate about misogynist violence. protesters were also out in the philippines capital calling for a stop to gender-based violence, which affects an estimated 1 billion women worldwide. >> women who reveal they have been subjected to violence cannot always count on getting a sympathetic response. often, they suffer further ostracism and stigmatization. >> for debbie and millions like her, the event is an important step toward changing attitudes. >> the french president is on his first state visit to india to discuss major trade agreements. he said negotiations were progressing on the multi-billion euro jet fighter deal as well as the potential sale of french missiles. >> of the proposed projects include a power plant france is said to help build in india. hollande heads to france on friday. >> in germany, there's a new face in the cabinet. the new education minister was sworn in, replacing the former minister who resigned on monday after she
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british forces. nhk world has more. >> reporter: the former japanese army invaded india in 1944. 137,000 japanese soldiers died in myanmar during world war ii. the remains of more than 45,000 of them have yet to be retrieved. finding the remains have been complicated. myanmar was under isolated from the rest of the world under military rule. conflict between the government and ethnic minorities kept a large areas --. but the transfer to civilians have led to the lifting of many restrictions. on wednesday, organizes held meetings in thailand with a united nationalities council, a body that represents myanmar's main ethnic groups. >> translator: the search for the remains of the japanese soldiers should proceed as soon as possible. japanese people should take the initiative. >> translator: we would like to cooperate fully for the sake of every japanese who wishes to have the remains of their loved ones retrieved. >> reporter: myanmar has indicated a more open attitude from issues of world war ii. last year, they had permission to look for spitfire fighter jets they believed were b
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